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Pole and a podium in Monaco

Saturday, May 23, 2015 12:37PM

Alexander Rossi leaves the action of Monaco second in the driver rankings following a strong weekend during the third round of the 2015 GP2 Series season. An outstanding pole position during a wet qualifying showcased the skill and strength of both Alexander and Racing Engineering, and a podium along with more points places Alexander a full 21 points clear of Rio Haryanto in third place. 


With a slightly different format to most race weekends, practice took place on Thursday with cooler than anticipated conditions on the streets of Monaco; with air and track temperatures of 14C and 21C respectively. Alexander was first out and immediately set the pace, improving on each flying...

Three Is The Magic Number: Rossi Takes Another Podium in Spain

Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:20AM

Alexander comes away from the second round of the 2015 GP2 Series season third in the Driver rankings, and just three points behind Rio Haryanto who currently holds second place. A strong and consistent weekend with Racing Engineering in Spain showcased a repeat of form from the opening round of the 2015 season, with Alexander battling for the win and picking up his second podium of the year (P3) in the feature race, and bringing home yet more valuable points for the team in P4 during Sunday's sprint race.


Friday's practice session showed plenty of potential with Alexander setting the pace early on and lighting up the timing boards in his initial laps, before finishing the opening session of the Spanish weekend in P3 and with a...

Alexander Rossi leaves round one of the 2015 GP2 Series in Bahrain 3rd in the title fight

Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:47AM

Alexander Rossi made a strong start to the 2015 GP2 Series season with a podium in his debut race for the team in Bahrain, and plenty of valuable points in the bag towards the title. After a strong pre-season test in Bahrain just a few weeks ago, Racing Engineering were looking positive for the first race of the year, and an eventful and exciting weekend which demonstrated the already strong partnership between Alexander and the team. 


Friday's practice initially focussed on race strategy and longer run programmes, with teams able to try out the DRS (Drag Reduction System) for the first time during a race weekend. Air and track temperatures of 35C and 53C respecitvely...

Alexander Rossi and Racing Engineering complete a positive final GP2 Series test programme in Bahrain

Friday, April 03, 2015 1:08AM

Bahrain International Circuit was the backdrop for the final pre-season GP2 Series test, with all teams attending the three day session ahead of the first race of the season. Alexander Rossi completed a strong and positive second test with Racing Engineering, and the three days showcased the strength of the series, with the top drivers just tenths of a second apart, and highlighted the calibre of teams competing in the 2015 season. 


The first morning session was met with high temperatures and a dusty track, and saw most teams utilising the time to develop the set up of their cars rather than place indicative performance times. Alexander completed ten laps with a best time of 1:42.801s which...

Alexander Rossi & Racing Engineering Complete Three Productive Days of Testing in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:32AM

The 2015 GP2 Series year kicked off in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina Circuit with all teams attending the first of the two pre-season tests.


The first session took place on Monday morning and with the circuit suffering from dusty and windy conditions, most of the teams used the first two hours of the session to work on the set-up of their cars. Towards the end of the first morning Alexander went fastest with a time of 1:50.845s, a positive start to the three day test.


Throughout the afternoon times were nearly two seconds quicker as the circuit became clean and the drivers were more...

Alexander Rossi joins Racing Engineering for the 2015 GP2 season

Friday, February 27, 2015 5:51AM

Friday Feburary 27th, California, USA

Racing Engineering are pleased to announce that Alexander Rossi will drive alongside Jordan King for the 2015 GP2 Series. The 23 year old Californian will drive the number 8 car with the Spanish team for his first full season in GP2.


Alexander began racing in karts in 2002 and just four years later, after winning National and International championships, he became the youngest ever open wheel racing Champion in American racing history. In 2008 the young American won the Formula BMW World Champion holding the most series poles (10) and...

Alexander Rossi on the 2014 Season

Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:35AM

Alexander Rossi: With the holidays and New Year fast approaching, I find myself busy preparing for a 2015 race program. This is also a good time to reflect on 2014 and it's important for me to share my journey and my appreciation towards all of you. This year has been an invaluable chapter in my racing career, as my pursuit of an F1 seat continued. Most years of a racecar driver’s career are important and memorable; however, this one had some extraordinary peaks and valleys filled with success, tragedy, new relationships, opportunities, missed opportunities, heartache and disappointment, but most of all, gratitude.


As an F1 Official Reserve and Test Driver for the past three seasons, I’ve been...

Rossi Eyes INDY CAR Possibilities

Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:23AM



California's Alexander Rossi spent the last six years working his way up the European open-wheel ladder, reaching Formula 1 as a test and reserve driver for the Caterham and Marussia teams.


Upon his arrival Europe, Rossi embarked on a season of IFM followed by a year in GP3, two seasons of World Series by Renault 3.5 and he just completed two years in GP2, giving the experienced-beyond-his-years 23-year-old a wealth of knowledge in some of the toughest open-wheel categories. With an impressive foundation in place, Rossi has set his sights on a new target, and says he's shifted his...

Alexander Rossi has Eventful Debut in Spa for Marussia F1 Team

Friday, August 22, 2014 10:38AM

Friday August 22nd, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium


Alexander Rossi: #42
Free Practice 1
Position: P20
Best time: 1:57.232
Number of laps: 20
Track Length: 7.004 km
Weather Conditions: Dry


Alexander Rossi had an eventful start to the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix weekend after being called up to race for the Marussia F1 Team.


Alexander joined the Marussia F1 Team as Official Reserve Driver during the Hungarian Grand Prix last month. This weekend he was immediately called upon to race for the team at the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for his debut Formula 1 start. However, following further developments, it was announced this morning that Max Chilton would resume his...

ROSSI TO RACE FOR THE MARUSSIA F1 TEAM IN SPA

Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:29AM

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium


Thursday 21 August 2014, 16.30hrs CET/15.30hrs GMT


The Marussia F1 Team will provide Alexander Rossi with the opportunity to make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps.


Alexander will race alongside Jules Bianchi, substituting for Max Chilton while contractual issues are resolved.


Alexander joined the Team as Reserve Driver last month, the announcement coming at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He has taken part in a number of Friday morning Free Practice 1 sessions with his previous team but this weekend will see him ‘racing’ a Formula 1 car for the first time.


John...